Domestic Violence

Rockland County Domestic Violence Attorney

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Domestic violence is a major problem in New York State. To immediately protect victims of domestic violence, New York implemented laws that revolutionized the way the state handles domestic violence. The Family Protection and Domestic Violence Intervention Act of 1994 provides more aggressive law enforcement and criminal justice interventions and protections for victims of domestic violence. Domestic violence does not have limitations to ethnicity, age, religious affiliation, or socioeconomic status. Unfortunately, some people exploit the laws of New York to ruin the lives of innocent people, accusing them of domestic violence. If you are a victim of domestic violence, you need an effective law firm on your side. If you are falsely accused of domestic violence, you need proper legal guidance to fight for your future. If you need legal assistance, contact The Law Offices of Mark S. Paige, P.C.

Mental abuse, physical, abuse and emotional control

Domestic abuse is not just physical. Violent behavior also includes name calling, demeaning remarks, and controlling behavior. Physical violence is more easily spotted because of bumps and bruises. Domestic violence can also be defined as maintaining control through coercive tactics, including psychological, sexual, economic, and emotional abuse. It can also include:

  • Isolation
  • Terrorization
  • Emotional persecution
  • Sexual exploitation

Orders of protection

New York State provides immediate intervention through Orders of Protection. These tools limit the behavior of the accused. An Order of Protection can be acquired in family or criminal court. An Order of Protection can also be a part of your divorce process in New York Supreme Court. An Order of Protection can force an abusive party to:

  • Stay away from the abused party and children
  • Leave the home
  • Follow child custody orders
  • Follow child support orders
  • Relinquish firearms

Wrongly accused of domestic violence in New York?

Unfortunately, some people will use the domestic violence laws of New York against an innocent party because of divorce and other emotional issues. A false accusation of domestic abuse will have serious impacts on your life. Your reputation and future are at stake. If the accusations occur during a divorce proceeding, important decisions will be made based on these accusations. If you have children, you may be denied custody and may only receive supervised visitation. If charged, you may even have to pay damages to the other party. Family and criminal courts do not take the matter of domestic abuse lightly and our firm is ready to fight for your future.

Contact The Law Offices of Mark S. Paige, P.C.

Our firm has years of experience working with victims of domestic violence and those falsely accused of it. Don’t sit idly by and allow another person to devastate your life. If you are a victim of domestic abuse, contact The Law Offices of Mark S. Paige, P.C. Our firm will work to protect you and anyone else impacted by abuse in your home. If you have been falsely accused of domestic violence, we will fight for your reputation and future. For quality legal services, contact The Law Offices of Mark S. Paige, P.C. for a consultation today.